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Old 05-22-2019, 11:35 PM   #1
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What to salvage from an old travel trailer?

I have an old TT that will be junked at the end of this month. What are the most useful or valuable parts to collect before my landlord has their way with my TT?
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Old 05-23-2019, 05:30 AM   #2
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I have an old TT that will be junked at the end of this month. What are the most useful or valuable parts to collect before my landlord has their way with my TT?
Me, I'd gut it for any functional RV-specific appliances, strip out any useful 12V stuff (lights, CO/propane detector), and maybe any serviceable furniture (hide a bed, convertible table, allied cushions, etc...). Maybe windows, too.
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Old 05-23-2019, 06:23 AM   #3
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Rv fridge, stove, hood, holding tanks, rooftop ac unit, generator, charge controller, propane tanks, water boiler if you dont plan on going tankless. Windows are good too.
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If you have the space to store the items....and you're a creative fabricator.. IE Red Green.....

Then I would......take everything you can remove, things might not make sense or seem like they have no usefulness.....right up until you are scratching your head one day trying to solve a problem of what widget you need for something....

otherwise, as others have said, holding tanks, 12v stuff, switch panels, appliances, jacking legs(if equipped) awning, windows (depending on shape etc) etc...

one thing I would look at regardless and likely take is the hardware;
hinges, latches, hasps, lock mechs, prop arms, hardware for the convertible dinette, etc...
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Old 05-23-2019, 08:46 AM   #5
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And the bare bones frame can be used or sold too.


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And the bare bones frame can be used or sold too.


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If it's a Jayco the frame is only good for firewood - if you're upwind of the fire.
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If it's a Jayco the frame is only good for firewood - if you're upwind of the fire.

You mean no steel frame in those trailers? How do they stand up to road travel then, Jayco I thought used to be a good mfg?



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You mean no steel frame in those trailers? How do they stand up to road travel then, Jayco I thought used to be a good mfg?



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Here's a video of some Jayco trailers being built: . And this was a video made by Jayco themselves!

The way they stand up to road travel is by not.
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Here's a video of some Jayco trailers being built: . And this was a video made by Jayco themselves!

The way they stand up to road travel is by not.
just don't bump something at 15 MPH or it's toast
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The steel frame I am talking about is shown in the first 30 seconds of the video. That part I would salvage from a wreck if possible.
All trailers are built similar as are rv's, sticks and staples. Not made to last for sure but helps sell new built ones.


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